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Ekiti: Parties pass vote of confidence in police, SSS

  Some political parties in Ekiti State have passed a vote of confidence in the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Olayinka Balogun, and the Director of State Security Service, Mr. Samuel Tamuno. The parties spoke through one of their leaders, Mr. Tunji Ogunlola, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Ado-Ekiti […]

Vote monitoring: INEC insists voters can stay

  Nigerians who will file out today to cast their ballots have the backing of the Independent National Electoral Commission to stay back after voting and peacefully monitor the exercise, if they so desire. They are also free to go to the polling centres with their cell-phones. Some state electoral commissioners who spoke with SATURDAY […]

Election eve: Lagos residents in panic shopping, banking

Ahead of the April 2 election in which Nigerians will decide those that will represent them at the federal legislature, terrible traffic situations were observed across the city of Lagos. This was partly due to the fact that some residents had to travel to their preferred constituencies for the voting. SATURDAY PUNCH observed an air […]

Elections 2011:Political parties in supremacy battle

  Anambra: All eyes on Akunyili, Emordi, Ngige, Uba In Anambra State, the outcome of Saturday’s election as it affects Akunyili, Ngige, Senator Joy Emordi and a former governor of the state, Chief Andy Uba, will attract the attention of many people. The candidates for Anambra North include Emordi (APGA); a former minister, John Emeka […]

Presidential candidate remanded in prison for issuing dud cheques

  T he presidential candidate of the United National Party for Development, Mrs. Ebiti Ndok, may miss the presidential election as she has been remanded in the Maximum Security Prison, Keffi, Nasarawa State, for issuing dud cheques to two hotels in Abuja. The court ordered that she should be remanded till April 19, 2011. Ndok […]

Messi, Tevez, others out of contest

WORLD Footballer of the Year, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez and Argentina’s captain, Javier Mascherano, are among the top stars who would not be in the South American country’s line-up when its faces the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly game on June 1. According to a source close to […]

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